Last year, LG decided to leave the mobile market completely. The company played an important role in the evolution of the Android ecosystem by launching several handsets. It should be noted that some important innovations in the mobile industry were first implemented by LG, among which we can mention the ultra-wide camera and the use of capacitive touch screen. However, many of the innovations made for LG phones have never received much attention, and here are some of these weird innovations.
1. Modular phone
In 2016, LG unveiled the G5, which has a modular body benefits. Due to the modular design, the lower part of the body was detached from the phone, so users could easily replace the battery. but in addition to replacing the battery, it was possible to connect different modules to this slot. Unfortunately, the number of these modules was very limited because LG abandoned the idea very soon due to lower-than-expected sales. They were magnetically attached to the phone and had a more functional design overall. but in the end, the idea of modular phones from LG and other companies was never widely accepted, and at present only Fairphone only makes such limited phones.
2. Secondary display
LG for the first time in 2015 for the V10 using a A small secondary display was mounted on top of the main display. This small secondary display displays items such as application shortcuts, notifications, browser tabs, and more. The V20 also came with this feature, but the secondary display was not noticed among users. Of course, it should be noted that such an idea has been used by phones such as the Xiaomi May 11 Ultra. For example, the phone has a very small secondary display on the back panel that allows users to take selfies with the main cameras.
In 2019, LG introduced a special case for the V50, which for the phone, Provided a secondary display. The company then introduced the case for the G8X and V60 as well. Finally, we have to mention the LG Wing, which was introduced in 2020 with a rotating display. Thanks to the rotating mechanism of the body of this phone, users could enjoy a full screen and a square screen. This idea was never welcomed by users and failed.
3. Embedding the power buttons and volume buttons on the back panel
Other innovations of LG phones should be Note the embedding of the power and volume buttons on the back panel. The company implemented the idea in 2013 for the G2, and it was used for several other phones. In 2016, although the G5 had volume buttons on the side edge, we saw the power button on the back panel next to the fingerprint sensor. but in the end, Alji accepted defeat and abandoned the idea.
4. Tap the screen to unlock the phone
Biometric capabilities for authentication at Many phones did not exist, so users used methods such as pattern, PIN code, and so on to unlock their phone. but LG introduced a new method for its phones, which, of course, received some attention. Thanks to this feature, users could tap parts of the screen in a specific order to unlock the phone. Also, unlike other methods, you did not need to turn on the screen to use this method. but eventually, after the fingerprint sensor epidemic, this feature was soon forgotten.
5. Vertically curved screens
Many companies these days use curved screens for their phones get benifits. but the curvature of these screens is done on the right and left. This is despite the fact that LG came up with a different idea years ago. The G Flex was introduced years ago with a vertical concave display. Thanks to this feature, the phone had a unique design, and LG used this feature again for the G Flex 2 and G4. Like many of the company's innovative features, this feature did not make much noise, and eventually LG dropped it.
6. Sound system Quad DAC
LG 2016 For the V20, it unveiled the Quad DAC hardware to improve the sound played on the headphones. Thanks to this feature, users when connecting The headphone cords to the desired jack in the phone were of better quality. The company has been offering this feature for its various handsets for years. but with the exception of LG, none of the competitors have implemented such a feature for their phones. Finally, such an advanced system is no longer necessary because many flagships do not use headphone jacks.
7. Palm Authentication
By 2019, features like fingerprint sensor and recognition Other faces became commonplace. but in the meantime, LG, which has always wanted to innovate a lot for its handsets, has introduced palm authentication in the G8. To do this, a ToF sensor and an infrared sensor were installed in the notch of the screen next to the selfie camera. LG said the technology could identify users by examining the veins in the palms of users.
Unfortunately, the process of unlocking the phone in this way was buggy and very slow. In addition, according to some studies, this feature only worked in 20% of cases. LG also introduced this technology with the ability to detect hand movements, which the Galaxy S4 did many years ago. Using this feature, users could do various things without touching the phone. but this feature also had many problems in practice.
8. Speaker Boombox
One of the most interesting LG innovations, It used a speaker called the Boombox on the G7. The phone only used one speaker, but it was designed so that when placed on a flat surface such as a table, the volume would be much higher. It was a very interesting idea that Alji also managed to implement well. However, stereo speakers still have a lot to say about sound quality. However, some low-cost handsets that do not have stereo speakers can offer this feature.
9. Self-repairing back panel
A smartphone that can repair its body is like a fairy tale Sounds like science fiction, but LG has implemented this feature not once but twice for the G Flex and G Flex 2 handsets. Not only could these phones be slightly bent, but their back panels would also repair themselves.
Thanks to the technology used for the back panel, fine lines and scratches would disappear in minutes. For Flex 2, this technology was improved and the repair time was only 30 seconds. Unfortunately, this technology was not welcomed by other companies, so LG is the only company that has launched two phones with this feature.
As you can see, LG executives were not afraid to try new ideas. Although some of these innovative features were not very useful, we can not hide the importance of innovation in the mobile industry. Unfortunately, to succeed in the mobile market, innovation alone is not enough and many factors must be considered.
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Source: Android Authority <// p>